A local mom of three, Liz Collins is the owner of Coastal Core Fitness in Belmar and Asbury Park. Originally from Connecticut, Liz and her husband settled in Sea Girt, NJ seven years ago. Read more in our interview below about their life here in Monmouth County, including a favorite date night restaurant, where they love to bring the kids during the summer, and more about Liz’s local business (spoiler alert- it’s a GREAT workout for moms!).
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
Originally from Farmington, CT and have lived in Sea Girt for the past 7 years.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
3 girls! Vivian (8) Rose (5) Faye (14months)
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
After college I moved out to Colorado and slept on my brother’s sofa for a ski season.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My husband, Pat. He’s been an incredibly hands on Dad since the beginning! We juggle the kids and work on a day-to-day basis, and he’s a partner in every sense of the word.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
I LOVE to be outside with my kids – riding bikes with the older 2, or a long walk with my youngest and our pup. I always try to take advantage of where we live no matter the season.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I’m the founder and owner of Coastal Core Fitness. I opened our first location in Belmar in 2015 when my oldest was 18 months, and now have a second location in Asbury Park. Coastal Core practices the Lagree Fitness Method, it’s a full body, high intensity, low impact, muscle endurance workout on the patented, Megaformer. 45 minutes of planks, squats, lunges and multiple variations of those exercises. Throughout the 45 minutes you exercise both your muscles and your mind, leaving the studio feeling sweaty, shaky and full of endorphins!
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I’ve always wanted to be both – a Mom and career woman. This was the very reason I opened Coastal Core – bring something I love to others who would genuinely appreciate and benefit from it while being a Mom.
Being a Mom doesn’t leave all too much time for yourself, but Coastal Core and the Lagree Fitness Method don’t require a huge time commitment. They offer a workout/life balance. I genuinely believe that if you feel good about yourself then you’re going to be a happier, more positive person in your everyday life – set off the endorphins and grow your self love.
What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?
My husband and I love a date night at The Grand Tavern.
What is your favorite activity to do with your children in Monmouth County?
The beach, of course!
What are your Mom Goals?
Hug my kiddos as much as possible. Be patient even when tired. Stay in great shape so I can run with them, swim with them and be active with them!
Sponsored by: Coastal Core Fitness